Solenocentrum maasii Dressler 1998 Drawing by Dressler and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name Maas' Solenocentrum [Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with several, basal, elliptic, acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, terminal, to 8.4" [21 cm] long overall, rachis 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with a lower leaflike bract with a distinct petiolate base bracts above subfoliar distally bracts and lanceolate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Univ Guadalajara 5[1-3]:83,f.7.1998; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;